Major event in health tech, HIMSS22 Europe, brings health innovations and pioneers to Helsinki in June

The major event in healthcare and health technology, HIMSS European Health Conference & Exhibition, takes place in June at Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre. The industry-leading European congress will showcase the world’s best digital health innovations and bring together companies, experts and decision-makers developing them, along with state-of-the-art programme and an extensive exhibition.

The HIMSS22Europe summit brings the European healthcare community together in-person in Helsinki on 14–16 June, after two pandemic years. The event was held virtually during the two previous years but this year the aim is to have a physical event.

Thousands of health influencers and decision-makers are expected to come to Helsinki, and the congress programme will feature more than 120 healthcare and health technology experts and thought leaders from around the world. In addition to lectures, panel discussions and workshops, participants will also be shown Finnish expertise in practice by arranging visits to places of interest within the health sector.

”Helsinki was chosen as the venue for the congress due to its innovative reputation and we do have things to brag about. We have internationally superior research, a unique testbed network, and we are aiming at significant growth in healthcare expertise and the business based on it. We are able to provide strong support for both research and innovation activities and the development of life science and health technology companies,” says Marja-Leena Rinkineva, Director of Economic Development at the City of Helsinki, and welcomes international guests to the congress.

Finland’s pioneering spirit in digital health reflected in the programme

”The Finnish partners of the congress will produce their own programme for the congress, which will strongly highlight Finland’s pioneering role in accelerating digital change. We present our own vision for a more sustainable, safer and smarter future for health. We have chosen three globally interesting themes: active ageing, data utilisation and the construction of intelligent, customer and care-centric hospitals,” says Kari Klossner, Programme Director for Business Finland’s Smart Life Finland programme.

The HIMSS Insights publication series published recently an eBook that anticipates the same themes, presenting Finland’s pioneering work in developing health data records and utlisation, private-public partnerships and the country’s health ecosystem. The eBook is free for anyone to download.

The Finnish Pavilion presents Finnish companies to an international audience

The Finnish Pavilion with its dozens of stands is a showcase of Finnish companies for the international audience: healthcare professionals and management, pharmaceutical and health tech corporate CIOs and executives, government officials, service providers, innovators, and other companies operating in the same field. The exhibition also connects investors and startups in an effective way.

”It is worth it to use HIMSS22 Europe congress and exhibition to attract investments. Every healthcare operator and company should ensure their place in the event, as there will be thousands of direct contacts and discussions with a selected and influential international audience,” says Business Manager Lumia Ankkuri from Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre.

The congress is organised by HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), a global advisor and thought leader organisation. The Finnish partners of the event are City of Helsinki with its Health Capital Helsinki project, Business Finland, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, University of Helsinki, HUS Helsinki University Hospital, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Turku Science Park, Kuopio Health, OuluHealth, and the event site Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre.

Event details and registration can be found here.


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  • Sanna Hartman

  • Senior Advisor
    Health and Wellbeing Services, Health Capital Helsinki Cooperation
    City of Helsinki
    Business Helsinki, Innovation services